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ThinkPad Yoga
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 7:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The list of positives abounds, with expert construction quality and solidity (thanks in no small part to the Magnesium and Aluminum + Polyphenylene sulfide materials) leading the pack, followed by a clever transformative design (see: the Lift ‘n Lock keyboard innovation, which resolves one of our main complaints about previous Yoga designs and their exposure of the keyboard while folded into Tablet Mode). Speaking of keyboards, the ThinkPad Yoga’s is best-in-class, and in fact, it’s one of our favorite notebook keyboards ever. It also is one of the only devices on the market to include a touch panel which is not fully glossy (call it semi-matte)—something which will surely make many business professionals sit up and take notice."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASUS Z97-WS motherboard
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 6:18P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Z97-WS motherboard is the latest release for the workstation board line with several evolutionary changes over its predecessor to take advantage of the Intel Z97 chipset features. ASUS changed little as far as the layout goes from the Z87 revision of the board, updating the board aesthetics with a richer gold and black coloration which is carried over into the board's capacitors and MOSFETs as well. The Z97-WS also features both SATA-Express and M.2 ports as well as optimizations to its CPU power circuitry to enhance the CPU 's performance potential and optimize power utilization. ASUS priced the Z97-WS competitively with a $289.00 MSRP in comparison to boards from other manufacturers with a similar feature set.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Graphite Series 760T Arctic White
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 5:18P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is on a roll in 2014 as they continue to expand their PC enclosure lineup. Today we are taking a detailed look at Corsair’s new Graphite Series 760T Arctic White Full-Tower Windowed case (the 760T is also available in black). In addition to the 760T, the Graphite Series currently includes the 730T Full-tower, the 600T Mid-Tower, and the 230T Compact Mid-Tower cases. And Corsair continues to offer one of the largest selections of memory products, SSDs, power supplies, coolers, gaming peripherals, and PC accessories currently on the market today!
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Z97 Classified motherboard is among EVGA's newest
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:18P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z97 Classified motherboard is among EVGA's newest offerings in their Intel Z97 line of products. EVGA improved upon their previous revision Classified boards, adding in support for 5th generation Intel Core processors through integration with the Intel Z97 chipset. Most flagship motherboard command a premium price with the Z97 Classified being no exception. It's $379.99 MSRP may price it out of reach for many enthusiasts, but its integrated components and overclocking-friendly features more than justify the price.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:05P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI have long been a stalwart of quality products which has made them a firm favourite for both enthusiasts and system builders alike. Performance users love the brand not only because of the quality of components used but because they are silent and very well cooled. The MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G is one such product that encompasses these values, especially with regard to the cooling with the near silent, redesigned TWIN FROZR V which as the name suggests is the fifth incarnation of their custom heatsink/cooling assembly which we have lauded over in the past. As you will see, this version is no different in this respect."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Inateck FE2005 USB 3.0 Tool-Less 2.5? HDD Enclosure Review
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having an external enclosure for your Hard Disk and Solid State Drives can come in very handy for a multitude of reasons. You might have those old Hard Disk drives from a laptop you’ve upgraded with an SSD, or an old SSD you’ve upgraded to a bigger and better one, or maybe even both. If you could answer yes to one of those questions, the Inateck FE2005 tool free 2.5? external enclosure might be just the right choice for you. Inateck have designed the FE2005 as a tool-less solution and there is no need for any screws or other fastening tools. You just slide your drive into the enclosure, connect it to a USB port and you’re ready to go. It is compatible to all systems with USB ports; Mac OS, Windows and Linux and supports automatic sleep and spin down of the drives.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

OCZ challenge KitGuru to kill 5x ARC 100 SSD drives
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ have been creating Solid State Drives for as long as we can remember. They produced a massive amount of drives years ago featuring the Sandforce 2281 controller and sadly they ran into their fair share of issues. They were then bought over by Toshiba and have been recently focusing on their excellent Barefoot controller. OCZ are aware of negative public feeling and contacted us recently with a rather interesting proposal. They would send us some Arc 100 drives and we would stress test them over a short period of time, until they died – and all with full public disclosure.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
Astro A38 Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Astro is one of the hottest gaming brands around. They’re proving a popular choice with pro gamers in the eSports community, as well as winning over consumers with their high-end performance, and premium aesthetics. We’ve reviewed a few products from Astro here at eTeknix and we’ve yet to be disappointed by any of them. The Wireless Astro A50 Multi-format headset (review) and the A40 Audio System 2013 edition (review) still stand as some of the best headsets I’ve ever tested, so I’m eager to see what their latest product has to offer.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Driveclub PlayStation 4 Review – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Driveclub has been one of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 games since before the console even launched. The game was delayed by nearly a year after the consoles release, which may have done more harm than good. Gamers wanted this game at launch, especially since I know of a few people who purchased a PlayStation 4 just for this game. Driveclub was supposed to have a freemium edition on PlayStation Plus that gave you a bunch of tracks and cars as part of your PSN subscription, that version has yet to surface.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Western Digital My Passport Wireless
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 2:18P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I'm going to talk to you about something you might not have thought you needed, but once you realize what this new device can do, you might just want one. Imagine a Western Digital My Cloud, but only smaller, battery powered, and wireless. You could fill it with a bunch of movies, music, and other media for something like an upcoming family road trip. If said device could create its own wireless hotspot, the kids could connect to it via their tablets or other portable devices and watch their movie of choice during the drive. Once you are at your destination and snapping a bunch of photos, it would also be handy if this imaginary device could also mount SD cards for sharing recently taken photos with others on your trip. A bonus might be the ability to store a back-up of those SD cards as they become full, or maybe even empty them for folks without a lot of SD capacity available. As a final bonus, make all of this work in such a way that you could pull off an entire trip with *only* mobile devices and tablets - *without* a PC or a Mac. Think all of that can happen? It can now!
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

HD 7970 GHz Edition
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 1:18P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On December 22, 2011, AMD launched the first 28nm GPU based on an architecture called GCN on the code name Tahiti silicon. That was the release of the Radeon HD 7970 and it was the beginning of an incredibly long adventure for PC enthusiasts and gamers. We eventually saw the HD 7970 GHz Edition and the R9 280/280X releases, all based on essentially identical silicon, keeping a spot in the market for nearly 3 years. Today AMD is launching the Tonga GPU and Radeon R9 285, a new piece of silicon that shares many traits of Tahiti but adds support for some additional features.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

to see AMD move forward
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 12:18P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So what exactly am I getting at? I think for many of us, we expected the AM3+ socket to be a dead end. The way AMD was heading, we really did not expect to see any kind of refresh or new product other than the current stack we are faced with. Well, I was wrong. AMD does have another refresh for the AM3+ socket. Along with the refresh come some much needed cuts up and down the board. AMD also has refocused on where exactly they hope to compete with Intel. It is good to see AMD move forward, but we have to honestly ask ourselves if this particular refresh was worth the time.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Intel Core i7-5960X processor
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 11:18A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel Core i7-5960X processor continues on the company's path of enthusiast branded parts that are built off of a subset of the workstation and server market. It is no secret that some Xeon branded processors will work in X79 motherboards and the same is true of the upcoming Haswell-EP series (with its X99 platform) launching today. As an enthusiast though, I think we can agree that it doesn't really matter how a processor like this comes about, as long as it continues to occur well into the future.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 9:18A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G1.Sniper 5 high-end Z87 board from Gigabyte is also available in a smaller form factor, while retaining some of the most important features like Killer NIC, dual BIOS, Creative Sound Core 3D DSP. The UEFI interface is pretty customizable, has three modes and features the same design as with the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”Thanks to the Twin Frozr V cooling solution, 6+2 phase VRM, and Military Class components, MSI's GTX 970 Gaming 4G delivers excellent overclocking results all the way around. This card is the highest clocking card I have tested to date, reaching boost clock speeds on the core over 1600MHz and over 2050MHz on the 4GB of GDDR5 memory. What this can do for you is generate an increased level of FPS that drives performance to a level close to if not equal to the results of the GTX 980 Gaming 4G. In the 3DMark Fire Strike test the GTX 970 Gaming 4G outperformed a stock GTX 980. That is pretty impressive, to say the least. Doing some quick polls around different websites it seems that the 1607MHz clock on this core seems to be at the upper end of the range for overclocking on air, with the majority of clock speeds in the mid 1500MHz range. Still not bad.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

BenQ BL3200PT
     Thu, Dec 25 2014 | 9:02A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BenQ's BL3200PT combines a massive screen size with an Advanced-MVA panel to create a monitor that's a perfect fit for optimizing workflow while delivering good color reproduction.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

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